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SC admits ‘Attack’ Pandi’s plea against sentence

The Supreme Court on Friday admitted a special leave petition filed by ‘Attack’ Pandi, a key accused in the arson attack on Tamil daily ‘Dinakaran’ in 2007, challenging a Madras High Court decision to sentence him to life imprisonment. Three persons died in the incident.

A Bench of Justices R. Banumathi and A.S. Bopanna decided to examine the appeal filed by Pandi, represented by senior advocate R. Basant and advocate B. Raghunath, against the decision of the Madurai Bench of the High Court to reverse the verdict of acquittal delivered by the trial court.

In 2007, the office of ...

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